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Should I bring a peach tree and an olive tree indoors during this cold spell? Or would they be alright tucked in a south facing corner of the house out of the wind? They are in pots.

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Should I bring a peach tree and an olive tree indoors during this cold spell? Or would they be alright tucked in a south facing corner of the house out of the wind? They are in pots.

Your Peach tree is highly susceptable to cold and frost noggin and should be located indoors through winter but if your Olive tree is mature then you should have no problems as they can endure prolonged temps below -10'C, So as you mention its south facing and sheltered then it should be OK!

I on the other hand have a yearly battle with these damn Musa banana varieties! wish id have a collection of very hardy Butias, chamaerops and trachycarpus palms now we appear to hopefully be back into a traditional phase of winters?

An eye catching and relatively easy to care for, although not quite as hardy a plant is the Cordyline australis, Ihave 2 that are planted outside 1 in a poor soil base and they have shot up without any attention other than a simple nitrogen feed and bound with an old carpet and plastic moisture protector thru winter when sustained freezin temps are on the cards! such as the upcoming blast "SM" predicts starting next Thurs/Fri???

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Should I bring a peach tree and an olive tree indoors during this cold spell? Or would they be alright tucked in a south facing corner of the house out of the wind? They are in pots.

Your probably ok with your olive tree, a wee bit of fleece if its very cold should do the trick.

Your peach tree is in a nice sunny sheltered area in a pot (is the pot frost protected or on wee feet?) should be alright, i cant even get mine to do anything must be too far north ( a bit open in our garden). :angry:

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A garden I work in has an old established peach tree (and a red grape vine, both probably 50+ years old) in an unheated greenhouse and the peach tree did well last year producing a dozen fruits so it's not impossible in Scotland Snowy. It's not so much the cold but the wind that does the damage to the tree. Peaches flower very early though and it's the blossom that can easily get nipped by a chill wind or frost.

When I lived in Guildford as a kid there were a few peach trees grown in gardens outside and we could get some pretty sharp day and night frosts down there so I think once it's established it should be OK planted outside but don't expect it to bear fruit every year.

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